shows // The Funky Cuts
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats.
Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month.
You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
it's christmas time again
It's time for the Funky Christmas Cuts special. I have endeavoured to select records that I haven't played before or haven't played since a year ago.
It's a handpicked collection of tunes released on the Motown, Stax, Chess, Verve and Atlantic labels and a whole lot more on labels out of Los Angeles, New York, Detroit, Memphis and other notable hot beds of black music.
Posted at 11:28, 16th December 2014
motown soul and r&b : music for dancing
When I have guests in it's usually DJs and I have to remind myself to mention that they don't need to play the records they DJ with. It's a radio show and whilst some listeners may have a bop around others want to hear new tunes and hear a bit of chat.
Me I prefer to play stuff I haven't played on the show before and I do check with Subcity's fabulous search engine.
This week's playlist will have Soul, R&B, Motown and Funk and most of it will be music for dancing and all of it is quite good to listen to.
Posted at 22:38, 8th December 2014
ms r&b claire hyslop selects the tunes
I am delighted to have Claire Hyslop back on the show. Since her first appearance Claire has been busy DJ'ing in Edinburgh at The Parlour, at the QMU in support of Tommy Hunt, at Tailor Made and Southside Soul.
Claire will be behind the decks at Soul at Ad Lib Hope Street on Saturday 6th December.
And on The Funk Cuts Ms Hyslop will be reviewing some recent purchases and some of her favourite 45s.
Posted at 09:22, 28th November 2014
and a touch of the blues too.
This week's bag of records contains records by BB King, Freddie King, Stanley Clark, The Clark Sisters, The Chamber Brothers, Ashford and Simpson Paul Mauriat, Sergio Mendez, National Lampoon, Bobby Darin some others I have yet to fetch off the shelf.
All good all soulful in some shape or form. Mostly 45s but there's a few albums in there as well.
Posted at 23:24, 24th November 2014
and some philly
After the excitement of playing to a packed house at Stereo 54 and displaying my crash edit mixing style it's back to the studio and a box of sevens and a a few stary twelves providing a mixture of soul, Motown and R&B.
Posted at 10:08, 18th November 2014